I’ve been spending a lot of time—a real lot of time—working with my Ancestry DNA, FTDNA, and GEDmatch results, working through my match lists, compiling data. The question is what exactly do I expect—or hope—to achieve from all this time and effort?
Several weeks ago, Ancestry released their newest tool: Genetic Communities. These communities are based on some pretty cool work with the DNA of millions of AncestryDNA test-takers. Mine were right on target.
When I saw the recent announcement that Family Tree DNA was now accepting Ancestry V2 DNA uploads for autosomal transfer, I was excited, to say the least. Here are my initial thoughts after trying it out.
I recently read an article on how to estimate your ethnicity percentages from DNAeXplained. Roberta Estes explained how to estimate your percentages based on what you know about your 64 great-great-great-great grandparents. You could then compare it to the ethnicity estimates generated by any DNA testing company. I wanted to see what I’d come up […]
If you’ve been following along with my research through the years, you know that I’ve been determined to identify the ancestry of my 3x great grandfather Christian Hoover. I finally found one more piece of evidence linking him to Philip and Hannah (Thomas) Hoover of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.
I’ve recently joined the genetic genealogy club. Mom and I both had our DNA tested through Ancestry DNA. My results just came in. You know how the television commercials show someone making a surprise discovery through their DNA? Surprise, you’re not German, you’re Scottish. Yeah, my results weren’t anything like that.
Scientists used to think that blue-eyes were introduced to Europe by farmers who arrived late to the continent. New research shows that the genes responsible for blue eyes may have already been there amongst dark-skinned hunter-gatherers.
The article “Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor” in the Innovations Report states that: “New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour […]